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Old 03-27-2006, 10:48 AM   #1
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Java Firefox Newbie Step by step


Ok I am very new at this! Trying to install Java
I got to the second entry:

Linux/home/marc#

This is where I am stuck need step by step to find file and execute from here. Read other threads but can't get past this prompt. Thanks
 
Old 03-27-2006, 11:30 AM   #2
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LOL. You gotta do better than that. Are you actually trying to install Java, or trying to get it working in Firefox? What distro? What, if any, instructional manual are you trying to follow?
 
Old 03-27-2006, 12:21 PM   #3
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This post is getting outdated but might help you. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...66#post1402966

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Old 03-27-2006, 02:58 PM   #4
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Here is my mis-understanding

I have got to this point so far: I have gone into Konsole

Login as root by ' su - '. hit enter. Enter password. hit enter.

I don't understand how to go to, or find find the file from this point. Can't understand from what I've read. This is where I'm getting stuck.

I have found plenty of info on how to execute assuming I have found my file and know how to get to it from Konsole. But need explanation of how to "get off the block".
 
Old 03-27-2006, 03:16 PM   #5
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If this helps I loaded Suse Linux 10.0 with Mozilla/Firefox browser. I went to the Java site and downloaded the file jre-1_5_0_06-linux-i586.bin. I can find the file in Konqueror root folder/ home /columbo /documents, but dont know how to find it through the Konsole prompt. "This is the step I am lost at" It seems there is enough info once I can have someone walk me throught the step of finding my file through Konsole.
 
Old 03-27-2006, 04:49 PM   #6
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Okay goto the directory where you saved the file.
Now right click in an open space of the window.
Select Actions > Open Terminal Here.
Now type su but not su -. su - will take you to root's home directory.
If you do su - then type ' cd /home/columbo/documents ' to get back to there. cd is a command to Change Directory.
Now you should be able to follow the directions.

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Old 03-27-2006, 05:53 PM   #7
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Brian 1

Thanks that did it get file to install. Now I am stuck one more time in my "newbie" ness.

I am looking for plugins sub directory under the mozilla installation directory......? how do I get to this directory. I need to create the symbolic link

You were very helpful last post.
 
Old 03-27-2006, 05:56 PM   #8
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Will this work as next step: got it from the link

*** Konquorer Setup ***
1. Now if you are using KDE and konquorer this is the best way to add the java plugin. Use the point /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins. Do the same as above to create the softlink ln -s /opt/jdk1.5.0_05/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so
2. Now open a Konquorer window.
3. Click on Settings tab
4. Now click on Configure Konquorer
5. Select Plugins
6. Now you see a section called Netscape Plugins
7. Below that it list where moziila/netscape/firefox plugins can be found. Make sure it list /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins. If it does not add it by selecting the New button.
8. Once defined hit the Scan for New Plugins button.
9. Hit the Plugins tab next to the Scan tab to see what it found.
10. Hit Apply at the bottom and OK to exit.
 
Old 03-27-2006, 06:08 PM   #9
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Yes that is the way to do it for Konquorer to see. And for any install of mozilla or firefox to use it you only need to copy to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins.

The complete command. Noticed a missing / before usr/lib/****. I will fix if missing.
Code:
ln -s /opt/jdk1.5.0_05/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so
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Old 03-27-2006, 06:31 PM   #10
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I have a jre file folder now in konquorer. Do I use the same sequence: open terminal in same spot then add command above? am I missing a step with copy to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins. need to know where I copy from?
 
Old 03-27-2006, 06:53 PM   #11
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Yes that would work or you can open both locations in seperate konquorer windows. Then move move the mouse over the source file and drag it to the other konquorer window. It will popup a windows saying if you wish to copy, move, or link. Selct link.

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Old 03-27-2006, 08:33 PM   #12
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that seems pretty easy. I will try tonight. If I do the seperate window method above, I don't need to enter anymore commands? Just go to mozilla and check to see if plug ins are installed? I will let you know results tomorrow. Thanks again!!!!!!!!!!
 
Old 03-27-2006, 08:35 PM   #13
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ps can you recomend a book that has command codes for newbies, I bought Suse Linux 10 bible. but doesn't give all comand codes, assumes you know what you are doing.
 
Old 03-27-2006, 11:48 PM   #14
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Alright did this tonight. followed konquerer set up above. did not get java in firefox.

I have links in following areas: root folder/mozillafirefox/lib/plugins (It has libjavaplugin ojo.so and file folder jre1.5.0_06)

Also Root folder/mozillafirefox/bin (it has plug in folder & jre-1.5.0_06-linux-i586.bin folder) I know I did something wrong. Any ideas did I link to the wrong file?
 
Old 03-28-2006, 05:14 PM   #15
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Your folder names are confusing me. Are they correctly posted?
Does Konquorer Java work?
You are trying to setup Firefox to use java as well?
Where is your exact firefox plugin directory?
Is the java plugin there a softlink and not a copy of the plugin?
If the plugin softlink was once there then I would delete it from the Firefox plugin directory and retry. Doing a ln command to link that already exist does not overwrite the link nor does it tell you that it. Just one of those small bugs I have seen over the years.

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